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Mines Of Moria
Dave Oka at the bolt ladder.
Directions:  Walk up right of the Mordor and look for a large tree below a sloping ledge.
Description: Certainly one of the classic moderate aid climbs on Cathedral. Look out, before long it's going to go free!
    Pitch 1: Climb a bolt ladder to a large sloping ledge. Traverse to the right to some trees. (A1)

    Pitch 2: Aid the flake and then continue up a long bolt ladder, manky, to a flake. Aid the flake to a belay stance. (A2)

    Pitch 3: Aid the corner, make a pendulum left to a parallel corner and continue to the belay at the start of The Bridge. (A2)

    Pitch 4: Aid up into the huge right-facing corner and traverse right and around the corner. (A2 or goees free at 5.11d)

    Pitch 5: Follow a dike up and right to the top.

Gear: standard aid rack PLUS a ton of large gear if you're going to do The Bridge.
Descent: walk off right to the North End
History:  May 8, 1972 - Joe Cote, Paul Ross
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